Tag: Isa Chaniev

COMMEY WINS HIS 1ST WORLD TITLE IN EXPLOSIVE FASHION

By Tre Berry

Ghanaian-born Richard Commey (28-2-0, 25KO) electrified the audience by dominating Russia’s Isa Chaniev (13-2-0, 6KO), putting him down with a sledgehammer left hook that crumbled him in the 2nd round.

Though Chaniev got up, Commey went in for the finish, pummeling him with a barrage of punches, as Referee Laurence Cole stepped in to stop the fight as he slumped down to the canvas, making Commey the IBF Lightweight Champion.

Hats off  to Commey for becoming a world titlist and adding to the group of boxers in years past from Ghana that has done the same.

The worst kept secret in boxing is that P4P #1 & unified WBA/WBO Lightweight Champion Vasiliy ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (12-1-0, 9KO) has tunnel-vision on collecting all 4 world title belts en-route to becoming Undisputed Lightweight Champion, and now that Commey holds one of the belts he covets, there is a high possibility that a fight with Commey may be produced next.

A NEW IBF LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION HAS TO BE CROWNED, WHO WILL IT BE?

By Tre Berry

Hard hitting Richard Commey (27-2-0, 24KO) of Ghana was originally to be slated as the mandatory challenger for standout Mikey Garcia, however Garcia decided to jump up to Welterweight to take a shot at Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr., vacating his belt while doing so.

What we now have in front of us is a vacant IBF belt, where Commey is the #1 contender, and Russian-born Isa Chaniev (13-1-0, 6KO) is the #3 seed, so with them being the two highest ranked contenders (there is no one at the #2 slot), they will meet up on February 2nd with aspirations of becoming a world Champion.

The winner of this IBF belt will be closely monitored, since unified P4P & Lightweight Kingpin Vasiliy ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko is hellbent on becoming an Undisputed Lightweight Champion, and one of these guys will presumably have a world title-belt that he covets. This will be on the undercard of Alvarez/Kovalev II, to be shown live on ESPN+.